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The Many Faces of a (Sassy) German Shorthaired Pointer

Sometimes I find myself scrolling through my phone and looking at all of the ridiculous pictures I have of B, so I figured today I would share some of the cute/crazy/ridiculousness.  She sure has a lot of sass personality.  If you have a GSP, I’m sure you can relate to many of these.

  1. Lazy B (so sleepy) That little lion is actually her very first toy.  It amazes me that he is still in existence.

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2. Gangsta B (Don’t mind the mess in the background.  I was packing for vacation, which appears to have been a challenging process for me)

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3. Sassy B – “Please get this Lion off of me”

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4. Bacon!

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5. “I accidentally ate my lips”

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7. “Look how tiny I can be in this ball”

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8. The Greenie face (pure concentration)

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9. ‘I’m listening…go on”

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10. ‘If I have perfect posture will you please get these stupid things off my feet??”

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11.  “I could run for days”

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They sure are a handful, but there is nothing quite like them.

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Summertime Hamburgers + Mint Iced Tea

Hello, hello! I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!  We had a nice, low key Saturday while we did our best to savor the last of the summer.  I can’t believe Fall is upon us!!!! (But I’m actually totally psyched about it, this is my favorite time of the year.)

Me and B started our Saturday with some yogurt, iced coffee, and a morning run:

coffee yogurt water

gsp yogurt

perfect august day

4 miles garmin forerunner

Boom. 4 more miles in the books.  Although B called it quits after 2.  I could tell she wanted to go home because she was pulling toward our apartment every time we passed our street and I get pretty nervous about heat stroke when the sun is that intense.

After the run, we did some cleaning and I sipped on this refreshing carbonated water while I did some meal prep for lunch:

La Croix carbonated water

We had some ground beef in the fridge that we needed to cook, so we decided to make hamburgers for lunch, and they turned out delicious.  I don’t know if we were just extra hungry, but I’m telling you they really hit the spot.

Summertime Hamburgers:

Recipe makes 4 hamburgers.

Ingredients:

  • Burgers:
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup panko (or bread crumbs)
  • Montreal steak seasoning
  • salt / pepper
  • Toppings:
  • 4 whole wheat hamburger buns
  • 1 sliced roma tomato
  • baby arugula
  • red onion
  • 4 slices of cheese
  • ketchup/mustard/other condiment

hamburger ingredients

Directions:

Mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir it up until it’s well mixed.  (I used probably about a tablespoon of the Montreal steak seasoning, and a decent coating of the salt/pepper.)

Once the ingredients are well mixed, divide into 4 parts and make patties:

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Grill to desired done-ness and add a slice of cheese so it gets melty and delicious.  Add toppings and put that sucker on a bun – done!

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We enjoyed our burgers with a side of cucumbers/hummus and some cool mint iced tea.

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Mint Iced Tea

Ingredients:

  • 13 cups water (3 liters)
  • Herbal mint tea (5 bags)

Directions:

  • Bring water to a boil
  • Add tea bags
  • Steep for 3-5 minutes
  • Place in the fridge to cool down

peppermint herbal tea

mint iced tea

Enjoy over ice!

6 Miles and A Day of Eats

Today was finally a nice day in the Great White North!  And then it promptly decided to rain the moment I left work… but at least the temps were not arctic.  So me and the Beester braved some wind and rain drops after work and got our 6 mile training run in!

We averaged under 10 minute miles so I was pretty happy with that… it does make me a little nervous though to think about adding in hills.

I tried to fuel for the run throughout the day by starting with a whole wheat English muffin topped with Almond butter and 2 kiwis on the side:

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Followed by 2 cups of coffee drank throughout the morning.  Lunch was the last of the chili and cornbread with a side of black berries and a hard boiled Easter egg.  I packed those darn snap peas every single day this week and still haven’t opened them. For some reason they’re just not doing it for me… maybe tomorrow?

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For an afternoon/pre-workout snack I had a cup of tea and a Chobani apple & cinnamon yogurt with steel cut oats:

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Dinner was pasta with some wilted spinach and Wegman’s marinara (plus a side of wine):

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And dessert was 2 sugar cookies:

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Tomorrow I plan to take a barre class, do some cleaning and packing, and then we are heading down to Pittsburgh for Easter with my family!

Pupometrics

Good morning!  This hump day started for me with a 3 mile run on the treadmill, a warm mug of lemon water, and a delicious English muffin with peanut butter, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries.  (and will be followed with copious amounts of coffee).

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This morning I felt very torn between going to the gym and staying and spending time with the B dog.  Maybe it’s just me, but I think other pet owners can attest to the guilt that comes with working out and leaving your furry best friend behind.  Especially pet owners with hyperactive German Shorthair Pointers who live for the opportunity to be active.  Normally I would just take my little furry BFF for a run, but this time of year it’s too cold and dark.

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So this morning, I came up with a compromise… Pupometrics (Puppies + Plyometrics).  It goes a little something like this:

Circuit 1

repeat 10 times:

Toss tennis ball down the stairs

Jump squats until the ball is brought back (or thrown back at you for some of us)

Circuit 2

repeat 10 times:

Toss tennis ball down the stairs

Burpees until the ball is brought back

Circuit 3

repeat for 1 minute each:

Pushups while your pup tries to step all over you

Wall squats while said pup jumps up on your lap

Plank

Circuit 4

repeat 10 times:

Throw tennis ball down the stairs

Jump lunges until the ball is brought back

Circuit 5

10 regular pushups

10 incline pushups

10 tricep pushups

10 shoulder pushups

Repeat until  your pup you can’t go on any longer.

I will definitely be giving this a try soon (maybe this evening?).  So stay tuned 🙂

Have a great day!

My 60 lb Dog Thinks She’s a Pug

Why, hello! I hope you’re having a great hump day!

I think the title of this post pretty much explains it all.  But first, let me give you a little background on my crazy fur child. This is ‘B’ – short for Bianka.  Also goes by Busy B, B dog, and BEEBEE (in a high-pitched voice that could probably shatter bullet-proof glass). She’s a 6 year old German Shorthaired Pointer with enough energy to outrun any human being for days, a huge attitude, and special place in my heart. If you’re ever thinking about getting a German Shorthair you will need:

1. endless space,

2. limitless energy,

3. probably a small village to help out,

but they are unlike any other!

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Leave me alone, mom! I’m so sleepy and cute

B enjoys normal activities, like helping in the kitchen:

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Stealing abnormally large pieces of firewood and chewing on them:

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Going for long runs:

My all-time favorite running buddy happens to have fur
My all-time favorite running buddy happens to have fur

And sitting on my lap… wait, what ?????

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Yes. My 60 lb bird dog thinks she is a pug.  And the culprit? Bear.

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(Yes, there they are in all their glory.) Bear is my parents’ puggle (Pug + Beagle), and B’s puppy brother (or I guess technically maybe my puppy brother?)

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We’re really good at handing out Halloween candy

Either way, things get pretty interesting when your dog doesn’t realize her size, often times leading to a path of mass destruction (and in my case, a hairline fracture in your front tooth).  Incase you were wondering, that is probably the best case scenario when your dog comes jumping out of the car full-force into your face.

So there you have it. She is a real handful (literally), but I wouldn’t have her any other way.